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LINGUIST List 25.491

Wed Jan 29 2014

Calls: Applied Linguistics/Canada

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 29-Jan-2014
From: Stephen Bahry <s.bahryutoronto.ca>
Subject: Comparative International Educational Society
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Full Title: Comparative International Educational Society
Short Title: CIES

Date: 10-Mar-2014 - 15-Mar-2014
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Contact Person: Stephen Bahry
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http:///www.cies.us/2014/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2014

Meeting Description:

CIES Conference and Language Issues In Education Dissertation Award

Comparative International Education Society focuses on a broad range of educational issues relevant to education in international and developing contexts. The Society has a Language Issues Special Interest Group and each year has many panels and papers focusing on language-related aspects of education in international and developing contexts. Issues dealt with include monolingual versus bilingual/multilingual education and the role of language(s) of instruction in L1 and L2 literacy development as well as the role of education in language maintenance and endangerment, globablization and education etc.

Note: CIES LI SIG Sponsors and Annual Dissertation Award for the best dissertation dealing with Language Issues in Education (see below).

Language Issues SIG Dissertation Award 2014

The Comparative International Education Society (CIES) Language Issues (LI) Special Interest Group (SIG) is pleased to announce its 2014 Dissertation Award! The award is open to dissertations that focus on educational language issues, broadly defined, in comparative and international education.

Eligible dissertations must have been filed within an 18-month period prior to the LI SIG award's extended submission deadline of February 15, 2014 (e.g., from August 15, 2012 to February 15, 2014). Students in Ed.D. or Ph.D. programs are eligible and the applicant and/or the Dissertation Chair must be a current member of CIES. The winning dissertation will receive $100.

Call for Papers:

Extended Submission Deadline: February 15, 2014

Dissertations will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

1. The dissertation's relevance to current thinking in the field
2. The degree of sophistication or innovation of the methodology used
3. The soundness of data collection and analysis
4. The dissertation's social utility and/or its implication for policy
5. The degree to which the dissertation incorporates a comparative perspective

Applicants should submit the following four documents to be considered for the award:

1. A detailed abstract of no more than five pages along with a self-assessment indicating how the dissertation meets the above five criteria; both should be doubled-spaced with no author identification (for blind review)
2. A title page (not counted within the page limit) with author's name, address, institutional affiliation, telephone, e-mail address, and names of dissertation committee chair(s) and members
3. A reference page (not counted within the page limit) with only the references cited in the abstract
4. One letter from the Dissertation Chair recommending the dissertation for this award (this letter may be sent directly to the Committee at the e-mail address below)

After the initial round of consideration, the two highest rated candidates will be asked to send the committee a file with their entire dissertation. Awardees will be recognized formally at the LI SIG business meeting at the CIES Conference in Toronto, Canada, March 10-14, 2014.

Submission Information:

Please, submit the above documents electronically (as attachments in Word compatible files) with the key word 'Dissertation Award Submission' in the subject line to: cieslangsiggmail.com by February 15, 2014. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Awards Committee at the above e-mail address.

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